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Board Structure

The Alliance has compiled this set of board structure resources from amongst its offerings.

Composition of the Governing Authority

The Alliance shares standards on the composition, roles, and responsibilities of boards.

Immortal Life of a Board Member
This handout from the Alliance’s 2013 Annual Meeting shares information on the three areas of a board member’s lifecycle: recruitment and onboarding; motivation and engagement; and evaluations and legacy. The handout provides insight on how boards handle recruiting and cultivation, the qualities of successful trustees and high impact governance and sample board survey questions.

Museum Board Leadership 2017: A National Report

The Museum Board Leadership Report grades boards on a wide variety of policies, practices, and performance. The survey was conducted in partnership with BoardSource and Northern Trust.

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